Democracy Now! Wednesday November 25, 1998
10-year Anniversary of the Iran-Contra Scandal
Source file from a CD that Pacifica Radio Archive made from a 1/4 analog reel
10 years since the announcement by Attorney General Edwin Meese regarding the Iran-Contra affair, this show discusses the Iran-Contra scandal and the cover up. The show discusses the Reagan administration conspiracy to deceive and defy congress with its illegal arms sale to Iran, an avowed enemy, in exchange for securing the release of American hostages in Lebanon. The proceeds from that sale were used to illegally fund the Nicaraguan contras. When this news broke, it caused a major political stir.
Guests: Lawrence Walsh, Peter Kornbluh, Bob Parry, Mary Belcher, Andy Messing.